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Voyage of Discovery g i l l s c h m i d d e s i g n ’ s 9 0 m ta b o o

Driving Innovation in Propulsion VEEM PUSHES THE bOUNDARIES


Rendering of the trimaran superyacht that will be entering service in the first quarter of 2018.

Aluminium extrusions – perfectly suited to yachting and marine applications

Aluminium is an ideal material for a wide range of designs as it keeps weight down and produces a high-quality surface finish. Just one third the weight of steel, yet strong and highly corrosion resistant, it is perfect for use in yachting and marine applications. Aluminium specialist Sapa extrudes lightweight, sustainable components for practically any marine or yachting use.

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TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS SCHOTTEL provides low-noise and low-vibration thrusters for the highest level of comfort.


The largest trimaran superyacht worldwide is under construction at the Australian superyacht yard Echo Yachts. It will be equipped with one SCHOTTEL Rim Thruster Type SRT 800 (200 KW) in the bow and two SCHOTTEL Pump Jets Type SPJ 57 RD (200 kW each) in the stern.

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Editor’s note

Innovate to Accumulate ThIs Issue, we geT up close and personal wITh holland In our Focus on The neTherlands sTarTIng on page 16. FeaTurIng oceanco, wITh ITs sTaTe-oF-The-arT FacIlITIes capable oF handlIng yachTs up To 140m, and The recenT ouTsTandIng 110m projecT jubIlee, and amels, whIch Forms parT oF The family-owned damens group with its latest launch of the new limited editions 180 design, lili. leading refit specialist balk shipyard unites forces with fellow dutch maritime titan, werf ‘t Kromhout, while heritage brand hakvoort launches its new long-range ocean cruiser, 38.25m soprano. and oss shipyard heesen yachts takes a proactive stance with the launch of its heesen yachts services with the aim of enhancing its already superb customer experience. we hear about the extraordinary people working at the yards that make up the members of the holland yachting group, while Kuiper holland divulges its master craftsmanship within the field of marine panel manufacturing. on page 10 we take a tour of paint specialist jotun’s facilities, learning about its antifouling techniques and why the brand aligns itself with penguins, and we take a look at the latest in marine and hybrid propulsion systems, focusing on the grassroots expertise at Xeamos in reducing diesel emissions on page 56, praxis’ wide-ranging array of environmental automation technology specifically designed for the marine industry on page 51, and find out how Veem is driving innovation in marine propulsion and stabilisation systems on page 48. our naval architecture and design section, starting on page 36, singles out some of the latest launches and concept designs from Vripack, gill schmidt design and Zuccon International, as well as learn about the pioneering research and development that aluminium specialist sapa is carrying out to meet the demands of yachting and marine applications on page 46. we revisit heesen yachts on page 12 with our yacht report on the launch of the dutch yard’s striking 50m project maia – a steel hulled, full-displacement motor yacht that showcases heesen’s signature aluminium superstructure, and the successful pairing of exterior and interior design teams clifford denn and reymond langton design, respectively. and lastly, we explore the work being undertaken by the International seakeepers society on page 35, which is making great strides within the fields of marine science, ocean education, and outreach programmes, as well as see what this year’s comfort and safety at sea symposium, organised by peutz and taking place in march, had in store. Julia ZaltZman | editor

enjoy the summer cruising months, and see you soon!

Julia ZaltZman

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Going Dutch – Holland Yachting Group and ICOMIA




Unique by Design – Amels’ Latest Launch Lili

Masters of Refit – Balk Unites with Werf ‘t Kromhout

Delivering on Potential – Oceanco’s High-Profile Deliveries


High Life Aboard Soprano – Hakvoort’s Long-Range Ocean Cruiser


Putting Quality First – Heesen Yacht Services

A Cut Above the Rest – Kuiper Holland the Master Craftsman



44 Meeting High Standards – Veth 48 Driving Innovation in Propulsion –


VEEM Pushes the Boundaries



The Greener the Better – Praxis’ Environmental Automation Technology Reducing Emission Together – XEAMOS’ Grassroots solutions


36 Voyage of Discovery – Gill Schmid Design’s 90m Taboo 42 Space Matters – Vripack’s Owner-Led Project Rock 46 Strength in Knowledge – Aluminium Specialist Sapa 54 Function by Design – Zuccon’s 45m Heritage 12


YACHT REPORT The Perfect Pairing: Style and Construction – Maia




Behind the Scenes at Jotun

Using Yachts for Environmental Purpose – Seakeepers

38 Connectivity at Sea – Tijssen Elektro 58 Comfort and Safety at Sea – Event REGULARS

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On the Cover Dutch shipyard Oceanco has been building world-class yachts since 1990. With large yacht facilities in Alblasserdam in the Netherlands, and expansive outfit facilities in Marineweg, it made the decision in 2005 to focus its efforts on creating custom yachts of 80m+ in length. The result has been a raft of high profile deliveries, culminating in the recent 110m Project Jubilee launched in Feb 2017, the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands. Photo courtesy of Oceanco SY I 2017 | Vo l u me 12 | I s s u e 2 | 3

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news in brief Benetti Launches 67m Custom Superyacht Italian shipbuilder Benetti announced the launch of FB268 M/Y Seasense in April, a 67m full custom superyacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. Built for an experienced owner, the elegant exterior is by Dutch designer Cor D. Rover, while the naval architecture was carried out by Benetti’s in-house team. The interior layout incorporates six suites accommodating up to twelve guests, and features Los Angeles design studio AREA’s debut superyacht design. Fitted with two 1,380kW Caterpillar engines, Seasense has a top speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of fifteen knots, and is scheduled for delivery at the end of July 2017.

120 Years of Shipbuilding for Couach French custom superyacht builder Couach celebrated the start of its 120th anniversary year in April with the completion of two landmark projects – the fifth unit of its 2300 Fly model, as well as delivery of the fullycustomised 4400 Project Fast Fly to her owner. The 2300 Fly remains one of Couach’s most popular models – a 23m fast-planing yacht featuring a composite hull, superstructure and flybridge. The 2305 Fly has been built for a first-time yacht owner, and features a great deal of customisation, particularly in relation to the general arrangement of the guest accommodation.


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news in brief Feadship Completes 35m Letani Build in Record Time Feadship’s latest launch, the 35m motor yacht Letani, has been completed in record time for her Far Eastbased owner. Designed to allow access to shallow waters and smaller marinas in Europe, Scandinavia, the Indian Ocean and Asia, Letani has set a new Feadship record of just over two years for the time between the first meeting with the client and the launch. Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and Studio Liaigre worked in close collaboration to create a warm, comfortable and liveable interior with clean and minimal detailing.

Nobiskrug Launches Sailing Yacht A Nobiskrug has announced the delivery of sailassisted superyacht, sailing yacht A. Measuring almost 143m, and a gross tonnage of around 12,600 GT, she leads the way with her revolutionary engineering and design. Designed by Philippe Starck, she is one of the world’s largest and most advanced superyachts, featuring an underwater observation pod, hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system and state-ofthe-art navigation systems. The three masts are the tallest and most highly loaded freestanding composite structures in the world. “Sailing Yacht A is undoubtedly one of the most visionary projects Nobiskrug has ever been involved in”, says Managing Director, Holger Kahl.

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news in brief Get the right fit with DECA

Lürssen Launches Project Thunder

Based in the Netherlands, DECA, a crew agency specialising in the luxury yacht market, is reaching out to like-minded people who wish to form part of the “perfect yacht crew”. Skilfully managing personalities and talents to find the right fit, DECA’s team of specialists is well-versed in the skills required to operate a yacht at the highest levels of luxury. Making the most of personal relationships, technology and global positioning to find the best crew available, its team comprises experienced individuals, with strong backgrounds and hands-on experience within the maritime industry.

German shipbuilder Lürssen has launched 120m Project Thunder just 24 months after her keel was laid in 2015. Designed by Espen Oeino, the traditionally styled interior will be installed in the coming months and the yacht will undergo extensive sea trials thereafter. Named after Lei Gong, the Asian god of thunder, she will be delivered towards the end of 2018 and is expected to cruise mostly in Asian waters.


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World-renowned independent yacht designer and naval architect firm, Laurent Giles has celebrated its 90th anniversary. Based in Lymington, Hampshire, Laurent Giles was the first to design the all-aluminium offshore racing yacht, Gulvain, and one of the first to adopt GRP construction in the early 1960’s. Today, Laurent Giles is pursuing the latest developments in new construction materials and methods, hybrid diesel, electric pod drive propulsion systems, and advances in communications and navigation.


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news in brief Hydromar Introduces Sliding Hinge Hull Door System

Palumbo Group Announces SYBAss Membership on 50th Anniversary

Dutch hydraulic equipment supplier Hydromar has developed a sliding hinge door system for the superyacht industry. Its main advantages include easy installation, and a clearer opening in the hull door to launch the tender. The sliding hinge system replaces the traditional C-hinges, and in combination with a Hydromar sliding beam this tender garage arrangement provides a high-quality solution with optimal clearance between door, hull and tender, preventing the garage door from hitting the rubrails or hull due to the rounded shape of the hull and the door.

Palumbo Group has proudly announced its official entry to the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss). This important achievement marks the Group’s celebration of 50 years of activity. An international group with a strong family approach, it has grown to become a major player in the shipping industry and is building up its reputation and awareness in the luxury yacht world for both new build and refit-repair. “Being a member of SYBAss is a reward for our passion and determination, which characterised 50 years of activity, just as the attention and the high standards that we adhere to in the interests of both the industry and the environment,” says Giuseppe Palumbo, CEO of Palumbo Group.

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A Glimpse Behind the Scenes at Jotun Paint sPecialist Jotun oPened its doors to the yachting Press in February 2017, with a view to better understanding the developments and innovations surrounding its leading range of antifouling products.

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Jotun’s yachting range came on to the market in 1959, and since then it has dominated the scene.

n a bid to address questions regarding how the eu biocidal Products regulation (eubPr) will affect the yachting industry, as well as more general information on optimising antifouling, current trends, the differences between yachting and marine antifouling, and new innovations such as Fouling release coatings, Jotun hosted an extensive and insightful press tour earlier this year in February. taking place at Jotun’s hometown of sandefjord in norway, the aim of the press tour was to open the doors of Jotun with “unlimited access to the expertise of the global leader of marine antifouling”. sandefjord is a city with a proud maritime heritage and remains strongly connected to today’s maritime business. with more than 90 years of experience in the protection of ships and property, Jotun retains both its headquarters and r&d centre in the historical town of sandefjord.

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commencing with an antifouling presentation that looked at fouling protection, raw materials, performance, testing and eu-bPr (which covers all 28 eu member states, and includes 22 different biocidal product types), the floor then opened up for an open forum and Q&a session where lively debate ensued. the tour also included a trip to the Jotun r&d centre, where the latest innovations in paint and antifouling are being made, as well as a tour of the Jotun museum, and Jotun’s new factory. light-hearted evening entertainment came in the form of a humorous penguin event – a bird that has come to symbolise Jotun’s ‘Penguin

spirit’ and its four core values of loyalty, care, respect and boldness. now employing more than 9,800 people and invested in four key business segments, that include decorative paints, marine coatings, protective coatings and powder coatings, Jotun has grown to be a giant of the paint industry with a true global reach operating in 45 countries around the world. still a family run business, it boasts a eur 2 billion revenue, with no less than 37 production facilities.

Heritage at Heart Jotun’s yachting range came on to the market in 1959, and since then it has dominated the scene. its current r&d spend exceeds eur 25 million, with continued investment in its facilities, people, technology and innovations, and a new r&d centre scheduled for completion in 2019. its antifouling products reduce the amount of marine fouling, which then decreases frictional drag, and in turn reduces fuel consumption. Fuel accounts for 50% of total operating costs for ship owners, and significant reductions being made in fuel consumption are big news for both yacht owners and the environment. as the leading supplier of marine coatings, every fifth vessel in the world is protected by Jotun and partners. its antifouling r&d is driven by technical, environmental and economic factors, all of which benefits the yachting industry thanks to the breakthroughs being made.


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Project Maia

Project Maia (YN 18350), a 50M steel hulled, full-disPlaceMeNt Motor Yacht froM dutch shiPYard heeseN Yachts is queeN of the oceaNic juNgle. showcasiNg a sigNature heeseN aluMiNiuM superstructure, below the 500gt threshold, and based on the same technical platform as heesen’s award-winning 50-metre yacht ann g, Maia reunites ann g’s successful pairing of exterior and interior design teams clifford denn and reymond langton design, respectively.

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escribed by denn as having “the stance of a large cat ready to pounce”, Maia’s exterior includes subtle design nods to the automotive industry, such as the ‘fisker whiskers’ of the aft fashion plates and contemporary navigation lights. with naval architecture and engineering undertaken in-house, Maia’s sporty appeal is accentuated by heesen’s traditional pelican bow, with its reversed sheer line. “Maia is a uniquely timeless design,” says denn. “curvy flowing forms and sharp knuckle lines create a widely appealing style that have an affinity with classic and contemporary iconic cars such as that have stood the test of time.”

Functional Design Maia sports no less than 250m2 of deck space arranged over three levels, made possible by wellpositioned tenders carried on the fore deck. her ample tender storage not only allows for the addition of a large jetski, but enables the tenders to be quickly deployed, and protected by a wavebreaker at the front of the tender storage to deflect splash. the functional wavebreaker is a design feature particularly favoured by denn, and is one which he ‘borrowed’ from the beautiful french 1932 liner ss Normandie. “functional ‘military style’ wheelhouse windows serve to reduce reflections, whilst a large roof overhang further offers the captain protection from sun and rain,” says denn. “wing control driving positions have overhead protection ‘wings’, which also provide optimum locations for the raised search light pods – all distinguishing design features driven by practicality.”

Alfresco Living outdoor enthusiasts are treated to a stunning 16m sun deck on which to truly spread out, leaving abundant room for her impressive design feature; a spacious beach club, complete with bar, sauna and pulsating sound system. an adaptable area dedicated to rest, with large windows and full height glass doors opening on to sea breeze by day, the bridge deck skylounge provides a more intimate setting by night, with “stained walnut architecture and soft lighting creating a more intimate, calm atmosphere once the sun sets,” says reymond langton’s jason Macaree. “the design intent was to create a yacht which could serve as a comfortable and elegant private yacht as well as accommodate charter guests if desired,” adds Macaree. “the result is a sleek, clean and thoroughly modern design weaved together with restraint and subtlety.


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Heesen Yachts: Photography Kurt Arrigo (exterior) and Emilio Bianchi (interior)

smart solutions are not visible, but we make sure they are there

As a turn-key system integrator, Tijssen Elektro feels at home on board of luxurious yachts. Our knowledge of electrical engineering is of the highest international level: from design and engineering, to e-installation and integration. Our multidisciplinary provision of services extends from state-of-the-art audio/video, navigation & communication systems and clever domotics, to complex data networks and sustainable yacht installations. Often concealed, but always recognized by our clients: that is typical Tijssen.

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Calming, soft tones are combined with bespoke furniture that echoes the geometric elements of striking feature artwork. A thoughtful LED lighting concept washing the ceilings and walls in a warm glow creates an inviting atmosphere, as does the use of contrast between light, bleached oak and stained walnut. A subtle graphic motif runs throughout, punctuated with textured metal and feature fabrics.

Statement Features Accommodating up to ten guests in five staterooms, the main deck owner’s suite has a private office that leads to the generous full beam bedroom. The use of natural light is a continuous theme throughout the bright and airy interior, and the owner’s suite is adorned with large windows that provide panoramic views across the ocean. Bespoke furniture creates detail and contrast with ‘modern geometric designs complemented by subtle textures and finishes’, while the roomy owner’s suite bathroom features oak and limestone that contrasts with stained walnut and the Volga blue granite of the vanity. Four lower deck guest suites comprise three doubles and one twin, and are again light and airy, each with a unique colour theme created by fabrics and artworks. Mirroring Ann G’s rising stairwell with its dramatic, central chandelier, Maia’s guest accommodation opens on to a lobby defined by a striking feature artwork that leads to the main staircase. Rising through the yacht, and clad in walnut, it echoes other unique details within the yacht, with a geometric design in subtly contrasting leather panels.

the aft deck, and a dining table framed by a full height artwork on the forward wall. Crew accommodation is compact yet sufficient, allowing for ten crew in five cabins, as well as a well-appointed galley. Powered by two MTU 1,000 kW engines Maia will reach a respectable top speed of 15 knots, with a range of 3,800nm and a cruising speed of 12 knots. At 10 knots the fuel consumption will be 95 L/h and at maximum speed (15 knots) 390 L/h. Having just entered the outfitting period at Heesen’s shipyard in Oss, Maia will be available for delivery in 2018 after completing intensive sea trials in the North Sea.


Curvy flowing forms and sharp knuckle lines create a widely appealing style.

Powering Through the Waves The main saloon is an ‘inviting space’ with a large, comfortable seating area opening directly to Photo courtesy of Heesen Shipyard

SPECS Maia General Type Twin propeller, round bilge, displacement Exterior Design Clifford Denn Interior Design Reymond Langton Design Naval Architect Heesen Yachts Builder Heesen Yachts

Principal dimensions Length hull overall Beam (max) Draft (half load) Displacement (half load) Hull construction Superstructure Classification

49.90m 9.00m 2.75m Approx. 440 tons Steel Aluminium Lloyd’s

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THE THREE PILLARS THAT ALL HISWA HOLLAND YACHTING GROUP MEMBERS HAVE IN COMMON ARE NAMELY HERITAGE, stability and creativity. At heart, they are stories of extraordinary people working at the yards and supply companies who make extraordinary yachts for extraordinary clients.

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Amara, designed in collaboration with Sam Sorgiovanni Designs


creative mind is required to want to buy a superyacht. Spending many millions on a floating home is not a logical act, regardless of how much pleasure it brings, and the business case for creating a one-off custom superyacht would probably not pass muster if subjected to ‘normal’ standards of production efficiency. But life isn’t all about business, and there are many wealthy men and women out there who like to be different, to think outside of the box, to own a superyacht that suits their tastes and travel plans, rather than those of the owners that went before them.

Heritage is Key The three pillars are one of the reasons why ‘going Dutch’ remains the best possible roadmap to follow once owners have made the emotional choice to buy a superyacht. The same applies to the captains, senior crew members, purchasing and project managers, and owners’ representatives who play such a key role in the decision-making process. Yards and marine equipment suppliers work hand-in-hand to come up with creative ideas in order to realise the aspirational dreams of clients and their representatives. And however future-oriented this creativity may be, the rich experience of the past certainly plays an equal role. It’s impossible to overestimate the importance of heritage to the Dutch superyacht cluster. Its international orientation in the maritime world dates back to the Golden Age of the 1600s when half of all Europe’s trade was transported by ships from the Netherlands. Boats of all shapes and sizes have been in the Dutch DNA since time immemorial. Many of today’s yards and supply companies can trace their roots back to the 19th century and it is

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these generations of craftsmen that later enabled Holland to put superyachts on the world map.

Market Leaders There are, of course, challenges ahead for the Dutch cluster moving forward. A close eye needs to be kept on the global, billionaire market where size versus quality is key, warranties and after-sales service are becoming vital, and geo-political challenges need to be monitored and acted upon. Companies that choose wisely when focusing on a specific market segment and setting themselves apart from the rest are likely to be, or stay, market leaders of the future with a healthy portfolio. But no doubt the Dutch superyacht cluster will continue to lead the industry, not just today, but for many years to come.

Standing Together The International Council of Marine Industry Associations – ICOMIA – brings together national boating federations in one global organisation and represents them at an international level, presenting a strong and united voice when dealing with issues challenging the industry. ICOMIA was formed in 1966 by founding members representing the USA, UK, France, Sweden and the Netherlands. Half a century on it still has a special relationship with the Netherlands – and today the association has six Dutch members, including: De Koning Marine Service BV; Huisfit (Royal Huisman); RAI Amsterdam (METSTRADE – Marine Equipment Trade Show); SIA – Abrasives Industries AG, and the national Dutch trade association, HISWA Holland Marine Industry.


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It’s impossible to overestimate the importance of heritage to the Dutch superyacht cluster.

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However, established in 1932, HISWA is the only organisation representing all sectors in the Dutch recreational marine industry.

Everything Begins with Passion MarQuip, a comparatively young company, was founded in 2001 to design and supply exhaust systems specifically for the luxury yacht sector – both sailing and motor yachts. Jeroen van der Matten was hired in 2005, and Dennis Bravenboer joined the company in 2007. The company is widely recognised as a global leader in underwater exhaust outlets and water-cooled exhaust systems. “We are two young and enthusiastic general managers with a sincere passion for MarQuip and the solutions we produce,” says Dennis Bravenboer. “Jeroen is an experienced naval architect with shipbuilding in his blood, and like me, he’s a family man who loves to spend his spare time on his own sailboat with his loved ones. We know how important teamwork is at home, and we try to deploy many of the same principles in business.

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“What drives us at MarQuip is a flair for interaction – with yacht builders, owners, management companies, captains and crew,” he adds. “The purpose is to improve the quality of the exhaust systems on board and consequently comfort of the yachts. This interaction again sees us all pitching in together as a team to achieve the best results. We also have a profound understanding of the individual, and often highly original desires of our clients. This is paramount to success in the superyacht industry, as such quirky requests drive innovation, which in turn is a key component of our own motivation.”

Potential is Inspiration For Kees Groen, project manager at Van Berge Henegouwen (VBH), the relentless pace of change in Audio Visual/IT technology ensures that every day brings something new. Keeping up with the latest developments is a never-ending race, but the pace of innovation both within VBH and in the outside world is exhilarating, delivering new challenges every day.

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“For VBH as the technology partner, it is vital to be fully aware of what’s new and what’s coming,” says Kees Groen. “As a team, we’re always exchanging information and ideas via things like knowledge cafés: everyone gets together after work to eat pizza, discuss new technology developments and see how we can implement them on yachts. “We not only specialise in audio visual and IT, but also in lighting, security and bespoke installations that merge art and technology,” he adds. “It’s both exciting and inspirational to see the different technical disciplines within VBH working together to realise a project. The potential of what can be achieved is always growing, and to anticipate the future we need to be flexible and agile and keep thinking ahead. Combining the very latest in technology with the beauty and craftsmanship of the world’s finest yachts is something of which I never tire.”

and the option to professionally operate the ‘shipping company function’ were some of the goals involved. The concept behind CCV was to encompass more than new builds alone, as well as to develop a North-West European superyacht route which could serve as an alternative to sailing regions such as the Mediterranean. The superyacht market is changing rapidly and an idea that seemed a little ahead of its time in 2008 may now be a good option. “New clients are demanding certainty in every field, and the industry will have to provide reliability, hard guarantees, high resale values and transparency. That is why we are re-launching one-stop shopping under the Dutch flag. And this time we do so with the full support of the Dutch government, which embraced CCV as both an ambition and opportunity in its broad National Maritime Strategy last year and will implement this decision in the years to come.”

Commercial Cruising Vessel Project

What the Dutch Flag Offers

HISWA Holland Marine Industry originally developed the Commercial Cruising Vessel Project (CCV) in 2007. This confirmed that the Netherlands had built up an excellent position in superyacht new builds due not only to its renowned quality and innovative capacity, but also a unique cooperation in the chain of shipyards, suppliers, naval architects and research institutes. “Their success was based upon a blend of individuality and daring,” says André Vink, Director of Strategy and External Affairs at HISWA Holland Marine Industry. “One which was neatly summarised by Wolter Huisman’s (legendary CEO of Royal Huisman Shipyard) 1970s slogan: ‘If you can dream it, we can build it’.” “But is it sufficient to keep focusing on new builds without giving the service industry involved in these highly complex yachts the attention it deserves?” asks Vink. “Shouldn’t we put more emphasis on the highly lucrative refit market? Or increase our focus on the client, transparency in operational management and fiscal conditions of the flag under which yachts sail? And how about the quality of the crew, and the established positions of brokers, designers, yacht managers and owners’ representatives?” HISWA launched the CCV project ten years ago to provide an alternative for parties outside of the Netherlands who contributed to the superyacht industry. Transparent agreements with the Dutch tax authorities within the framework of a competitive VAT status

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FOCUS ON THE NETHERLANDS Amels launches its new 180 Limited Editions design.

Unique by Design Featuring a wealth oF customised on-board details, and with a timely delivery date, amels’ latest superyacht launch, lili, cements the successful reputation of its new 180 design.


eading dutch shipyard, amels, which forms part of the family-owned damens group based in the netherlands, has announced the launch of 55m lili – a limited editions amels 180. a highly-customised yacht with a unique tim heywood exterior, and a custom extended sun deck, lili is nearing her on-time and onbudget delivery. Featuring a distinctive colour scheme of castle tan and Jet black, lili boasts a charming and elegant look that perfectly complements the luxurious interior created by interior designer laura sessa, specifically selected by the owner.

Pushing Forward sold to her owner in may 2016 with imperial acting as broker, owner’s representative and construction supervisor, lili’s fast delivery has not compromised her high level of bespoke features on board. the sun deck has been extended by three metres to a length of 28m, creating a huge outdoor luxury space of almost 175m2. an extra-large 4m-long sun deck pool, with a volume of 7,000 litres, features counter current jets for swimming, making it both a luxurious exercise area as well as the optimum alternative for when the sea water proves too cold. the owner’s suite is located on the bridge deck and features an extended aft deck, while the main deck features a large viP suite with a private folding balcony. also on the main deck are port and starboard folding bulwarks and sliding doors, which lead to the dining room creating a light and airy connection to the sea.

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Collaboration at the Fore “the amels 180 has proven highly popular on the superyacht market and lili will add to that with her many unique customisations and beautiful colour scheme,” comments rose damen, amels commercial director. “she is an exceptionally high quality yacht that will no doubt create many happy memories for her owners and guests. once again, working with imperial has been very smooth and productive and that shows in the end result.” Julia stewart, imperial director, added: “she is another striking project jointly made with an experienced team and very talented people, confirming our strong and durable links with amels over the past eight years. with lili, imperial delivers a new superyacht option for high-end luxury journeys at sea with versatile accommodation, dutch quality and a superior level of equipment. we would like to thank all the teams involved in this project, who realised a challenging project with precise deadlines.”


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Lili features an extended 28m sun deck.

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FOCUS ON THE NETHERLANDS Project Gisele – 31m world cruiser Sandalpon

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Masters of Refit From superstructure sections to hulls, Balk shipyard continues to go from strength to strength as it not only announces the launch of project gisele for this spring, but unites forces with fellow dutch maritime titan, Werf ’t kromhout.


s one of the world’s leading refit specialists, with over 200 years of experience at its core, Balk shipyard boasts a solid foundation within the dutch marine industry. delivering yachts such as caryali, which was lengthened during refit by two metres, seven sins, which received a completely new 15m bow section, and luxury tug boat and ice-breaker, lars, the yard has more than proved its expertise. a family business since its establishment in 1798, Balk shipyard has now announced a unique partnership with Werf ’t kromhout – an extraordinary opportunity that will surely strengthen and expand their network within the business.

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shipyard in the middle of amsterdam, as well as the renowned kromhout engines. add to this the increased promotion awarded to the yard during the seventies after dick van amerongen took over, and its credentials as a pioneer are undeniable. With controversial projects such as the Voc replica amsterdam, built for the national maritime museum in amsterdam, and the Voc replica prins Willem, built for an openair museum in holland Village, nagasaki, Japan, van amerongen took the yard to the next level. Balk shipyard, meanwhile, has been focused on building, repairing and maintaining wooden vessels and pleasure crafts in the picturesque town of elburg for decades. daan Balk has been at the helm as the seventh generation of the family business since 1998, and in 2004, following sustained growth, Balk shipyard moved to a bigger location in the harbour of urk.

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FOCUS ON THE NETHERLANDS Project Gisele in dry dock at Balk Shipyard

Expansion Plans in 2016, Balk shipyard flexed its muscles and acquired Jachtwerf Bloemsma from former claasen owner Jan hart. Based in the dutch village of makkum, Bloemsma was best known for its work on aluminium hulls, such as 24.31m motor yacht griffioen and the 40.75m ed dubois-designed sailing yacht Valquest. throughout the years, Balk’s focus has been on repairing and maintaining pleasure crafts, but the acquisition of Bloemsma gave the yard the added opportunity to focus on the new build and refit of luxury yachts up to 60m.

Full Service Package to date, Balk shipyard has three main departments; refit, construction and slipway, but the repair and maintenance of commercial vessels, fishing boats and tall ships has also remained a significant part of its current activities. With the added benefit of raymond grollé’s (ceo and owner of Werf ’t kromhout) focus on maintenance, and summer and winter storage of a wide variety of boats and pleasure crafts in the amsterdam area, the two dutch yards can now join forces and share both their rich history, skills and knowledge, with the goal of offering clientele a full-service package.

Sign of the Times in april 2017, Balk shipyard announced the launch of 31m world cruiser project gisele. pitched as a rebuild, which saw the yacht stripped down to her bare casco, extended by

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several metres and completely rebuilt in partnership with azure naval architects, she is scheduled for delivery in may 2017, and reported to soon be christened sandalphon. commenting on her transformation, which includes a stunning matt finish in Futura dark grey, her german owner said: “project gisele has turned into an elegant explorer.” other superyacht refit projects currently under development at the dutch yard include the 46.63m Feadship yacht charisma, which is due to be relaunched in time for the summer season.


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Delivering on Potential Project jubilee / the largest yacht ever built in the netherlands

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dutch shiPyard oceanco has been building worldclass yachts since 1990. with large yacht facilities in alblasserdam, near rotterdam in the netherlands, and expansive outfit facilities in marineweg, it made the decision in 2005 to focus its efforts on creating custom yachts of 80m+ in length. the result has been a raft of high profile deliveries, culminating in the recent 110m Project jubilee launched in feb 2017, the largest yacht ever built in the netherlands.


ceanco is a stalwart of the shipbuilding industry. it boasts established facilities in alblasserdam, which includes a private harbour with 130m of quayside where a new state-of-the-art dry dock was recently designed and purpose-built to handle yachts up to 140m in length. along with voluminous space for yachts, the new facility easily accommodates a thousand people at any given time, including oceanco’s outfitting team, subcontractors, owners’ representatives and crew. the space is divided into access restricted zones to assure safety and confidentiality.

A Feat of Construction oceanco’s outstanding Project jubilee, with striking exterior styling by lobanov design, grand interior by sorgiovanni designs and owner’s representation by burgess, is the largest yacht ever built in the netherlands.

The recent 110m Project Jubilee launched in Feb 2017

at an impressive 110m length, with a generous 16.4m beam, steel hull and aluminium superstructure, jubilee has a sleek and elongated profile that flows elegantly and gracefully from bow to stern. with no fewer than six decks, her progressively longer horizontal lines are what make jubilee highly distinctive in the water. designed by russian yacht designer igor lobanov, jubilee is a unique and architecturally challenging design with her multi-level decks. she offers a fully certified helicopter operating deck forward with a concealed mooring deck below, and when viewed from above, her curvaceous lines lead aft to a large pool deck with built-in aquarium and substantial beach club below. built to the Passenger yacht code, her elegant sam sorgiovanni-designed interior is both spacious and comfortable offering accommodation for up to 30 guests in


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102m Project Spectrum, conceived by Nauta Design.

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fifteen staterooms including an entirely private owner’s deck. jubilee represents a number of firsts in yachting, not only for her size, but also the fact that she is a fully turn-key project completely outfitted at delivery including all owner’s supplies, tenders, spares, watersports equipment, china, crystal, silverware, table linen, sheets, loose furniture and cushions.

A Raft of Launches far from being a long-awaited launch, oceanco’s jubilee followed in the footsteps of a number of other high profile launches. in november 2016, at the fort lauderdale international boat show, oceanco revealed its 102m Project spectrum, conceived by nauta design and oceanco to encompass a broad range of possibilities, both in terms of her propulsion system and her living spaces. extensive investment in research and development produced a refined hull shape which, when coupled with its hybrid propulsion system enables spectrum to cruise in a variety of efficient modes. she maintains sleek, streamlined lines, which allows lower resistance through the water, and her layout over five decks provides a gamut of flexibility. a close relationship to the sea permeates throughout the yacht, with a seamless flow from outdoor deck spaces to the interior. large windows and extensive balconies help bring the outside atmosphere into the interior, while the

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lower deck includes a wellness suite with sauna, steam room, beauty treatment area and massage rooms. two terraces open symmetrically port and starboard from the massage room and gym areas. the upper deck is the owners’ deck with a panoramic-view forward from the double owners’ suite and direct access to a private spa pool and seating area. the forward deck is equipped with a touch-and-go helicopter landing pad, and aft is an additional salon and bar area, which can form part of the owner’s private area or be opened to the other guests on board.

Future Opportunities oceanco’s 120m private yacht concept, amara, was designed in collaboration with sam sorgiovanni designs and unveiled at the dubai international boat show in february 2017. a ‘resort’ yacht, designed for extended families and friends, amara provides unparalleled living and entertainment facilities for up to 20 guests. the contemporary interior with natural timber, stone and textural carpets and fabrics blend to create an inviting and natural environment. “in designing the exterior lines of amara, i wanted to portray a very strong and muscular form that was progressive in design but with a timeless appeal,” says australia-based designer sorgiovanni. its long bow accentuates the vessel’s generous

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Spectrum’s owners’ deck with private spa pool and seating area.

proportions, while the lower level deck opens to reveal an expansive beach club resort that offers three-way access to the sea; port, starboard and aft. also on this deck is a comprehensive wellness area with banya, hammam, beauty treatment lounge and a cinema experience for sixteen people. a waterfall from the upper deck cascades down into the main deck swimming pool, and the main deck features a stunning pool bar, opening balconies and large entertainment areas. an outstanding owner’s apartment with a private plunge pool and open-air aft deck dining for up to 20 people is located on the upper deck. delivering on design, safety, privacy and tranquillity, amara reflects oceanco’s applied evolutionary thinking, and hints at the triumphs set to be launched in future by this iconic dutch shipbuilder.


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High Life Aboard Soprano A century of shipbuilding experience, trAditionAl vAlues of crAftsmAnship, the lAtest technologies And the finest equipment And fittings Are whAt the hAkvoort shipyArd nAme stands for. now, the sleek motor yacht soprano, a long-range ocean cruiser launched on 7 April, is the first yacht hakvoort has built with the lloyds register green passport, complying with the requirements of imo resolution A.962, and built to lloyds and mcA specifications.

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aving mastered the entire building process in steel, aluminium and wood, hakvoort has gained a reputation for guaranteeing best in class quality. placing luxury and comfort at the fore, the yard builds motor yachts and sailing yachts of up to 65m in length at its purposebuilt dutch facilities for major refits, located on the shores of the iJsselmeer lake about 12km north of Amsterdam. passing down skills and expertise from generation to generation, hakvoort is committed to delivering nothing short of the best, and 38.25m luxury motor yacht soprano is a shining example of just that.

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Nautical at the Fore designed with a displacement-type hull shape, soprano features a flared v-section in the bow, large overhangs, a moderate deadrise amidships and a canoe stern. her exterior has been designed by diana yacht design, also responsible for the naval architecture, and the classic nautical interior is from the boards of felix buytendijk. soprano was sold in october 2014 by ocean independence, who also provided full project management services and will be acting as operational manager from delivery via their dedicated company ocean management.

Available for charter in the mediterranean through ocean independence, the yacht provides ample accommodation and amenities for ten guests and seven crew. with her attractive profile, classic lines and built to the highest standards by hakvoort shipyard, soprano boasts plenty of personality and is the perfect yacht to relax with family and friends.


Ample Space the first yacht to be delivered by hakvoort with the lloyds register green passport, soprano is ideal for global blue water cruising. en suite accommodation for guests is found on the lower deck, comprising a vip stateroom and two generous double guest staterooms, one of which has been fitted with a pullman berth, while the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suite, located on the main deck, comprises a stateroom with king-size bed, desk, sofa, ample storage space and a bathroom forward. the main lounge has two sofas in an open plan arrangement including the dining area, which centres on a table for ten guests, and the beautiful open aft area features built-in seating with a teak table.

Tenders and Toys A foldout platform on starboard is recessed into the side of the hull, giving generous and stable access to the water, as well as to tenders and toys, while on the bridge deck is another lounge area which leads out on to a delightful open aft area with al fresco dining. the aft bridge deck also houses the main tender when on passage while the fore main deck features a laser sailboat and the mob tender. A wealth of open space for sunbathing abounds on the sun deck, in addition to another built-in seating area with teak table, and a large whirlpool bathtub forward accommodating four to six people. the captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cabin is found aft of the wheelhouse and the crew accommodation below is exceptionally spacious and well-fitted. crew quarters include a well-equipped mess, three comfortable cabins and smart passages to storage areas and technical spaces.

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Putting Quality First FOunDeD In 1978, HeeSen YACHTS HAS lAunCHeD MORe THAn 170 YACHTS SInCe ITS InCePTIOn, MAnY OF WHICH HAve become award-winning. From the revolutionary 65m Galactica Star to the recently launched 50m hybrid Home, Heesen has long been at the forefront of innovation. With a reputation for Dutch passion and perfection, the Oss shipyard has now launched its Heesen Yacht Services in a bid to better still its renowned client satisfaction.

By focusing on effciency and excellence, the Heesen Yacht Management service offers owners significant advantages, including guaranteed quality service.

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he purchase of a yacht is a highly personal experience. Whether a fully custom build or taking ownership near completion, Heesen Yachts has been providing its clients with unbeatable service, year after year. The launch of its latest initiative, Heesen Yacht Services, is hoped to further improve on the ownership experience for its discerning clients by enhancing the reliability, operation and longterm value of their yachts. Taking a proactive stance, Heesen Yacht Services is reaching out to owners, captains and senior crew with the aim of enhancing their customer experience, improving operational reliability, and protecting the value of their yacht, and all to be achieved by four departments: Heesen Yacht Management; Heesen Original Spare Parts; Heesen Refit; and Heesen Academy. “The aim is to provide full-cycle assistance and services, not only so the yachts can be maintained in peak condition, but also to generate feedback that will help us to introduce further innovations and improvements in the future,” says Heesen Fleet Service Manager, Inno Gunsing.

Providing cost-effective, transparent and dedicated support, Heesen Yacht Management can oversee the complete range of operational, technical, financial and compliance requirements from insurance, accounting and manning to maintenance reviews, refits and safety management. The result is that operational reliability is improved and the value of the yacht is maintained.

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Maintaining an Asset

By focusing on efficiency and excellence, the Heesen Yacht Management service offers owners significant advantages, including guaranteed quality service, highly trained crews, stable suppliers and, of course, peace of mind. Captains and crew can rely on the shipyard’s technical knowledge, dedicated crew training, operational management, and assistance and quality control during refit and maintenance. In collaboration with Jansen Maritime Services founded by Franc Jansen and based in the South of France, Heesen Yachts is offering full management services to its luxury fleet. It is a unique combination of management experience paired with in-depth yard knowledge that sets the service apart, enabling refit and renewal programmes to be developed together, ongoing maintenance to be checked and monitored, as well as technical breakdowns to be resolved more quickly thanks to readily available expert technicians and spare parts.

The aim of the Heesen Refit service is to ensure that Dutch quality standards are maintained throughout the lifecycle of the yacht. By combining the shipyard’s extensive resources, Heesen is in a solid position to advise and manage the refit, repair or renewal process to ensure the best outcome. Furthermore Heesen’s ‘flying squad’ of technicians is ready to travel at a moment’s notice to any location in the world. “It doesn’t matter if it’s an interior, exterior or engineering refit, it needs to be done to the best quality standards,” says Gunsing. “The advantage for owners is that the Heesen Yacht Services programme allows them to build up a solid service record, which can only help to maintain the reliability, quality and value of an expensive asset.”

Quality Assured In a bid to avoid downtime for owners, and to guarantee prompt assistance, Heesen’s Original Spare Parts service means that captains and engineers can rest assured that high-quality, warranty-protected and competitively priced components arrive on time ready for speedy installation. From fan coils to shaft bearings or propellers, Heesen Yachts believes that efficient installation of original, high quality components is the best way to ensure operational reliability and avoid niggling technical failures. Of particular relevance to owners is that using original spare parts also helps to maintain the resale value of a yacht over time.

Onboard Learning With the aim of raising professional crew training even higher via improved knowledge and day-

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to-day performance, as well as maximising the onboard experience for both owners and guests, the Heesen Academy service is focused on developing a grassroots programme within the marine industry. Based in Rotterdam, one of europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s busiest seaports and home to a renowned maritime university that offers sophisticated bridge and engine room simulators, the Heesen Academy programme consists of specific courses for deck and engineering officers to raise their level of training by focusing on teamwork and leadership skills. In addition, deck officers are provided with dedicated training on certification, rules and regulations, as well as the preparation for surveys, while for engineers, having trained crew who can troubleshoot errors with the systems, machinery and equipment aboard a Heesen yacht is a rare bonus. The Heesen Academy also works with Interior Yacht Services for accredited courses, which is a leading agency specialising in luxury interior training based in Rotterdam.

Skilled craftsmanship and technical precision are the signature marks of a Heesen Yacht.


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A Cut Above the Rest Skill, conSiStency, a reSpect for the client and a grounding in heritage iS what defines kuiper holland as a master craftsman within the field of marine panel manufacturing.


alf a century of continued quality improvements to its products and organisation is what has taken kuiper holland to the top of its field in holland, with a fine reputation among interior builders and yacht builders. But in addition to quality, it is the brand’s reputation for being reliable, flexible and committed, resulting in fast and accurate delivery schedules, smooth logistics and a keen eye for problem solving, that has enabled it to be at the top of its game. hans golbach, director of kuiper holland, says he is aware that making panels isn’t “very sexy”, but that he thinks it’s the most “wonderful thing in the world”; “We produce and supply surfaces for various uses that are guaranteed to be perfectly flat. this requires an awesome amount of technology, craftsmanship and innovation, and that is exciting!”

A Family Business not all panels are good enough to bear the brand name kuiper, says golbach. at kuiper,

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wood is combined with every material imaginable to create special panels with unique specifications. the innovation and technology applied to produce the average sheet of 3m² is truly impressive. “our family business started in the scenic landscape of twente almost 65 years ago,” says golbach. “like me, the founder, Mr kuiper, thoroughly enjoyed his work and the craftsmanship that brought out the hidden beauty of nature. today, our veneers are an art form in their own right. only by using the best materials and craftsmanship can you ensure quality.

Reputation Matters kuiper holland has a wealth of experience in manufacturing various panels for interiors. Quality products and solid organisation have propelled the company to the top of its field, and it has an excellent reputation among interior builders and yacht builders alike. “if we can’t find a panel material that meets our

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If we can’t find a panel material that meets our requirements, we have it purpose-made.

requirements, we have it purpose-made from trees that grow under similar conditions in that region,” says Golbach. “This has the added benefit of guaranteeing consistent quality. Add in a good sprinkling of Twente clearheadedness, and you have innovative solutions that pool different materials into panels with unique specifications.” The result is more than simply veneers, says Golbach: “The result is Kuiper Holland – Dutch Marine Panels.” The Kuiper Holland marine panels can be divided into five distinct product groups: Kuiper Serene – Soundproof panels; Kuiper Air – lightweight sandwich panels; Kuiper Protect – Fire resistant / non-combustible panels; Kuiper Basic – Plywood panels; and Kuiper Art – Veneered and with HPL provided panels.


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Using Yachts for Environmental Purpose Thanks To a hosT of generous yachT owners who are willing To donaTe Their Time and vessels, the international seakeepers society is making great strides within the fields of marine science, ocean education, and outreach programmes. Photo courtesy of international seakeepers


he international seakeepers society enables the yachting community to take full advantage of their unique potential to advance marine sciences and to raise awareness about global ocean issues through the discovery yachts Program – the foremost initiative in accomplishing the society’s mission of promoting oceanographic research, conservation, and education through direct involvement with the yachting community. The program entails engaging vessels to participate in scientist-led expeditions, instrument deployments, and education and outreach events. seakeepers collaborates with numerous organisations, academic institutions, and government agencies to accomplish its discovery yacht missions.

Scientist-Led Expeditions scientific expeditions provide yacht owners, guests and crew the opportunity to participate in ongoing research while engaging with influential, well-known marine scientists. The largest expense, and often limiting factor in ocean research, is access to an ‘at-sea’ research platform. using member yachts, seakeepers works with experts in the marine science and oceanography fields to promote and facilitate groundbreaking research. each scientific expedition is unique and is organised with both the science and yacht in mind.

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Instrument Deployments seakeepers works with a number of institutions, including the national oceanic and atmospheric administration (noaa), world meteorological organization (wmo), florida international university’s global finPrint, and argo, to make ongoing oceanographic measurements. The collection of consistent and accurate data is extremely important for oil spills and marine debris accumulation analyses, weather and hurricane prediction models, quality control tests on satellites, as well as an overall better understanding of the marine environment. it is vital that the global instrument arrays are well distributed, and private vessels achieve this along routes that are not typically travelled. currently, seakeepers employs the use of three types of devices – seakeepers drifters, Bruvs (baited remote underwater videos), and argo floats. These instruments have been designed to be scientifically productive and efficient while minimally invasive to the environment.

Education and Outreach seakeepers supports outreach by inviting children and groups of educators aboard discovery yachts for educational experiences that focus on marine science. its outreach expeditions have focused on marine wildlife, drifter deployments, plastic pollution, sustainability practices, and more. seakeepers’

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staff work closely with the yacht owner to determine what type of outreach is suitable, and with what group will be most appropriate. They also work closely with willing yacht owners and crew to coordinate research and outreach activities that reflect the yacht owner’s oceanrelated interests. The degree of participation can vary from an afternoon outreach trip with children, to a ten-minute instrument deployment while en route to the next port, and even to week-long expeditions with a team of expert researchers.  vessel owners who generously donate time on their yachts to the seakeepers discovery yachts Program may qualify for tax benefits to the extent of the law and will be honoured at seakeepers events, featured on the seakeepers website, and recognised for their research and conservation efforts in the seakeepers newsletter.


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Voyage of Discovery DesigneD with aDventure in minD, anD capable of travelling to the outer limits of the worlD, 90m explorer yacht, taboo is the latest concept to come out of american studio gill schmid Design, and provides unparalleled ocean exploration.


esigned for that special adventure and thrillseeking owner who likes to explore the furthest corners of the globe with friends, family, and like-minded adrenalin junkies, taboo, a 90m ice-class explorer yacht is the newest in a series of ground-breaking designs by new Yorkbased gill schmid Design in collaboration with tim Dempers studio from cape town. a high-volume purpose built expedition yacht for extreme polar and tropical adventures, she combines the performance of a commercial vessel with the highest levels of luxury, capable of travelling to the most remote places on earth, and is a shining example of gill schmid Design’s design philosophy of developing contemporary, intelligent, cutting-edge designs.

Endless Possibilities nothing is impossible, or out of bounds when exploring on this truly unique yacht. Discover the world by plane, helicopter, submarine, amphibious car, supercar, a range of luxury tenders and water craft, or even hot air balloon – it’s all aboard and ready to thrill guests at a moment’s notice. and at sundown, after the day’s exploring,

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taboo boasts an unprecedented range of spaces that can transform within minutes from intimate private areas offering seclusion from the outside world to party spaces with vast indooroutdoor facilities. guests can enjoy a beach side night club, alfresco banquet or dual level beach party around a magnificent glass pool, lined either side with exotic aquariums. an ideal vessel for the owner who entertains on a grand scale, taboo offers absolute privacy when required, openness, adaptability and unrivalled access to the ocean and natural surroundings.

Strike a Pose taboo’s ‘monochromatic exterior styling’ sets her apart from all other vessels in her range, featuring sophisticated, classic lines. white one-way glazing is strategically used throughout the vessel, giving panoramic views from owner and vip suites through to vast open party and lounge spaces. featuring an open double-height tender bay with an a-frame lifting arrangement, and a helicopter landing with a retractable fully enclosed helicopter garage, taboo is poised and ready for action. in addition, the spacious

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A full height pool flanked by aquariums.

enclosed tender garages on the lower deck can accommodate tenders up to 14m+.

Refined Styling entertainment spaces are at the fore of taboo’s interior styling. the expansive two-floor guest lounge-cum-pool space and beach club with a full height pool located on the main and upper deck is flanked with aquariums either side, allowing guests to experience swimming with marine life when the ocean outside is just a little too cold. other features included are two Jacuzzis, the extensive guest gym and spa area, a breathtaking cocktail lounge, and an aft summer house, which can operate either as another exquisite lounge space, additional vip guest quarters, or even a casino. Designed to the passenger Yacht code, taboo accommodates up to 26 guests and 40 crew, equipped with a very spacious full deck owner’s suite with private offices, lounge and outdoor owner deck space.


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Entertainment spaces are at the fore of Taboo’s interior styling.

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Taboo is designed for the adventure and thrill-seeking owner who likes to explore the furthest corners of the globe. Taboo combines the performance of a commercial vessel with the highest levels of luxury.

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Explore the outer limits of Earth.

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Having a single subcontractor for handling all installations made the process seamless both in construction and after sales support.

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Connectivity at Sea WITH ALMOST 45 YEARS’ ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE HIGH-ENd YACHT SECTOR, TIjSSEN ELEkTRO IS A STRONG, STABLE TuRN-kEY SuPPLIER TO BOAT BuILdERS. IT HAS PROVEN TO BE A COMPANY IN WHICH craftsmanship, innovative solutions and exceeding expectations is key, and its successful collaborations with Heesen Yachts are a clear example of this.


ijssen Elektro’s multidisciplinary provision of services extends from state-of-the-art audio/ video and navigation and communications, to complex ship installations and ingenious data networks. Each year Tijssen Elektro creates dozens of projects that are complex, demanding and custom made. Over the past couple of decades, Tijssen Elektro has managed to build a strong relationship with shipbuilder and neighbour Heesen Yachts, having already been involved in more than 90 projects. Initially the collaboration mostly involved e-installation and the Alarm and Monitoring system (MPA), but in the past decade, Tijssen Elektro has also been involved with other disciplines, such as NavCom and audio/video resulting in a strong proposition.

“Professional, efficient, committed, accurate and with remarkable attention to detail: just some words that come to my mind when I think of their work ethic,” says Sara Gioanola, PR & Press Office Manager at Heesen. “Tijssen Elektro has been one of our electrical suppliers since our inception. They constantly prove to be a reliable partner, and are an integral part of our success. With modesty and ingenuity, they make each project a great success.”

Revolutionary Design Alida is a striking 55m fast displacement yacht, and the sister yacht to Azamanta – another project by Tijssen Elektro. The design is so revolutionary that it’s free of pillars thereby allowing for unlimited panoramic ocean views.

This is complemented by a 110sqm sun deck with a sky lounge that is covered fully in glass. Tijssen Elektro is responsible for the E-installation, MPA system and NavCom equipment. There is a lot involved with the installation and delivery of a complete package of NavCom equipment. From communication equipment (VHF, V-SAT system, MF/HF system, Fleet Broad band, etc.) to navigation equipment (Radar, ECS system, GPS, AIS system, instruments, etc.) to the network installation. All NavCom equipment is installed at several spots throughout the yacht: the main bridge, on the dashboard, the captain’s cabin, officer cabin and crew mess. A special feature of Alida is the FLIR Multisensor marine thermal night vision camera, with


Turnkey Projects Motor yacht Amore Mio is a great example of a successful turnkey project at Heesen Yachts. Captain Tripp Hock of Amore Mio explains: “Having a single subcontractor for handling the E-installation, the NavCom installation and entertainment installation, made the process seamless both in construction and after sales support.” Captain Hock was also highly impressed with the MPA system, adding: “It’s really great seeing the leaps and bounds made by the monitoring systems in the past decade – with a slick, grey, almost ‘iMPA’ feel to it – the ability to control and monitor the boat via these intuitive tools are clearly a captain’s best friend.” The latest projects Tijssen Elektro has been working on for Heesen Yachts are 55m Alida, 50m Home and 47m Ruya. Alida and Home are scheduled to be delivered in the summer of 2017.

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ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS & INTERNET Heesen Yachts’ spacious 55m, Alida

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video tracking. This camera makes it possible to recognise marine traffic and key landmarks at night, and includes a combination of thermal detection and visible identification and operators that can precisely locate and track objects. It contributes to onboard safety and keeps potentially dangerous targets in view at all times.

World’s First Motor yacht Home is the world’s first fast displacement yacht equipped with hybrid propulsion. She is not only an ultra-efficient, low fuel-burning yacht, but also one of the quietest on the oceans, offering the ultimate lluxury – a silent cruise. Tijssen Elektro is responsible for the delivery and installation of the NavCom equipment. This particular yacht contains plenty of extra features when it comes to NavCom: Home is, in addition to the ‘standard’ package, equipped with an extra V-Sat, a forward looking and Chirp sounder, a forward dual ECdIS, and an underwater camera.

New Styled Vessels Ruya is a 47m steel displacement yacht, which, rather uniquely, Heesen Yachts launched a Facebook campaign for to find a project name for her. Ruya is one of the newly styled vessels in the award-winning 47m class, a breed of Heesens that are icons of classic contemporary yacht design. On this beautiful sister ship to motor yachts Lady Petra and Elena (both of

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which are also collaborations between Heesen and Tijssen Elektro) Tijssen Elektro was responsible for the E-installation and MPA system.

Security on Board Security on board is becoming increasingly important. Tijssen Elektro continuously follows developments on this subject, and ensures that all onboard systems delivered and installed operate at a high level according to the latest safety standards. Tijssen Elektro’s MPA system makes it possible to closely monitor the yacht’s performance, safety and control over almost all the electrical systems. With input from captains and engineers, the MPA alarm and monitoring system is continuously being upgraded and improved.

Maritime Personal Assistant Last year, Tijssen Elektro was on track to deliver its 150th MPA system, and this year it realised its 150th successful installation on board Alida. With more than 300 projects in its portfolio, this huge milestone means that around 50% of Tijssen Elektro’s delivered yachts have been equipped with its MPA system. The MPA system was launched in 2001. Over time, the MPA system has experienced tremendous growth, on both a hardware and software level. At first MPA was a clever tool to monitor a yacht but today it is indispensable,

and yachts simply cannot operate without such a system.

In Control at Sea All the audio/video systems supplied and installed by Tijssen Elektro are custom-built. Integrated AV with iPad control, and light management and room control are the most popular options. Most yacht owners now use AV on-demand to watch a film or listen to music, with the added option of streaming TV. This requires connectivity at sea or connectivity at the marina (or surrounding area), but in any case, bandwidth is required to stream effectively. It’s fair to say that the navigation and communication, and audio/video are strongly connected to one another: they work closely together and have been successfully applied at different yards over the past couple of years.

Other Striking Projects Tijssen Elektro has also been involved with other leading yards in the Netherlands and abroad. Last year, they worked on several different projects, including motor yacht Bijoux at Moonen Shipyards, sailing yachts Ngoni at Royal Huisman, unfurled at Vitters Shipyard, and Baltic 175 Pink Gin VI at Baltic Yachts, and various Sunseeker yachts. It has also realised a number of refit projects.


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Space Matters Holistic in its approacH to design, dutcH design firm Vripack unVeils its owner-led project, 24m explorer yacht, rock, in collaboration with evadne and tufan and Brothers Yachting.

Rock is noted for her spacious interior volume.

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Angler 3D shapes in Maple Bush wood contrast with soft tactile couches.

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24m explorer yacht, Rock is on target for delivery in 2018.

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stablished in 1961, Vripack is a leading dutch yacht design, naval architecture and engineering studio renowned for its high-quality yachts. with over 7,000 projects in its portfolio to date, Vripack has made a name for itself for skilfully balancing functionality, aesthetics, and individuality for its discerning owners. now the holistic design firm has partnered with turkish shipyard evadne, and project management company tufan and Brothers Yachting to create a modern, fast explorer motor yacht, 24m rock, for astute owner, ali sayakci. “when i began to ideate the m/Y rock concept, my utmost concern was how to make a sturdy and rugged yacht with sex appeal,” says mr sayakci. “many of the practised explorer concepts did not meet the aesthetic and technical criteria i was looking for. their designer robin de Vries of Vripack introduced us to the concept of an suV yacht and it was love at first sight.

Deceptively Spacious the uniquely lined vessel is under construction at the evadne yard. Her fast displacement hull

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will allow for speeds of up to 16 knots with two cat c12 engines at 1,000hp, and at 12 knots she still boasts a transatlantic range of 3,000nm. estimated to be launched in 2018, she is already noted for her spacious interior volume, as well as angler 3d shapes made in maple Bush wood that contrast with soft tactile couches. “on board, the family will always be facing the sea, that’s how we designed her,” says designer robin de Vries. “although a rather open plan layout, the routing and furniture is placed more like a modern loft than traditional yacht.”

Compact Superiority “we kept her length in a fashion to be able to get in virgin areas of mediterranean. rock has a high straight bow to intercept rough seas and low aft to be close to sea as some sea gurus prefer,” says owner sayakci. “[in the] last few decades mega yachts went into an adolescent race of length. while they’re providing more space and comfort, at the same time they probably are alienating the passengers from a connection to the sea and nature. for me,

Vripack managed to pack a superyacht comfort and floor space in a moderate size while achieving an impressive speed.” accommodation is for eight guests split between four cabins, including an owner’s cabin, a Vip suite and two twin rooms, while the crew quarters allows for a staff of up to four people. de Vries added that marble is one of the key materials on board, with the masculinity of the stone creating a sense of balance with the feminine exterior lines. other superyacht projects currently under development at Vripack include the 47m jongert yacht project revolution, which is also due to hit the water in 2018.


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Meeting High Standards ThE supEryachT IndusTry Is VEry dEMandIng. EQuIpMEnT dEsIgn Is noT only rEsTrIcTEd To durabIlITy and funcTIonalITy; ThE look of ThE dEsIgn also sITs hIgh on ThE ThE shIp oWnEr’s WIsh-lIsT. In papEndrEchT, they know how to deal with these sometimes contradictory requirements. since the early 1950s, Veth propulsion has supplied a broad range of thrusters and generator sets for a large number of superyachts. superyacht Industry talks with general sales Manager Martin van der Jagt and area sales Manager henk Ebbers of the dutch, family-owned company that moved to brand new facilities in January 2016.

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o be honest, we are not yet completely settled,” Mr Van der Jagt admits. “We still have to move quite a lot of things, but nevertheless we are already very satisfied with our new home. Everything is brand new and well-organised and with everything under one roof for development, design, construction and storage, we are capable of meeting customers’ requests in a more efficient way. In fact, our new location represents the values we stand for,” he adds. “Quality, service,

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innovation and sustainability are the things that motivate us and when establishing the requirements for this new working place, we kept these core values very much in mind.”

Pressurised Bubbles a comfortable stay on board is one important criteria in superyacht building and to this end, Veth propulsion is continuously looking to improve their thrusters. a recent example is active noise suppression (ans) by means of air injection for tunnel thrusters. cavitation bubbles, caused by the rotation of the propeller, implode, causing noise and damage inside the tunnel. by injecting air into the tunnel in front of the propeller’s direction of flow, pressurised bubbles carry these cavitation bubbles off before they implode. depending on the model of the thruster, the speed of the propeller and the construction of the vessel, noise reduction of up to 15db can be realised this way.

The Desired Result Mr Ebbers explains: “any vessel that accommodates people – crew and passengers – will profit from this noise reduction, making staying on board more pleasant. Therefore the system is perfect for superyachts.” The injection solution sounds simple but the concept only works well with the right quantity of pressurised bubbles. Too few bubbles will not give the result desired, and too many will negatively influence the propulsion. “after several tests in our factory and also on our own testing vessel, we

managed to resolve this issue in an appropriate way,” he says.

Looks that Suit When it comes to looks, Veth propulsion is well known for their generator sets. “on board a superyacht, there are various standards that need to be considered,” Mr Ebbers explains. “It is not just a matter of supplying a generator set that does the job in the right way for thousands of safe and reliable operating hours; customers also ask for a set with a design that suits the yacht on which it is installed. apart from this, we are also constantly looking further for future proven solutions such as our generators that already meet Tier 3 standards. We always love the challenge of coming up with new ideas and meeting the requests of our superyacht customers.”

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Harsh Circumstances “Throughout the years, we have been, and are still, working for companies such as oceanco, Van lent and amels,” Mr Ebbers concludes. “The nice thing is,” Mr Van der Jagt adds, “that for our superyacht customers, it is a comforting thought that the reliability of our products has been proven by the many operating hours in harsh circumstances on all types of working boats. I can’t think of a better way to show the quality of our products.”


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For Infinity, Veth Propulsion supplied a Veth Swing Out retractable 360-degree steerable thruster.

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Strength in Knowledge IN yAChTING AND mARINe AppLICATIoNS, ALumINIum IS AN IDeAL mATeRIAL FoR A WIDe RANGe oF DeSIGNS – pLuS, IT keepS WeIGhT DoWN AND pRoDuCeS A hIGh-quALITy surface finish. Just one third of the weight of steel, it’s durable, strong and highly corrosion-resistant. Through pioneering research and development, aluminium specialist Sapa extrudes this remarkable metal specifically to meet the demands of yachting and marine applications.


xtremely versatile and grain structure in the weld zone lightweight, aluminium has to join the metal together. gained a reputation for saving Compared to gas metal arc costs through design. Without the welding, FSW results in higher need for protection, and strength welds that are flush with completely recyclable, it helps to the surface, and with less reduce production costs by deformation in the components. enabling innovative designs to The resulting surface finish is integrate several functions into flatter and smoother, and the one profile. In addition, its lowreduced deformation means less maintenance properties make it filler is required, which in turn highly practical as well as costreduces weight and cost even effective, all of which make it further. photo courtesy of Sapa particularly well-suited to many The FSW process can easily be yachting and marine applications, automated. This, combined with Extremely versatile and lightweight, aluminium has and used widely throughout the Sapa’s decades of experience gained a reputation for saving costs through design. industry today. with this technology, guarantees The weight reduction available with products made to the highest aluminium enables lighter sub-structures or allows more quality standards, enabling Sapa to create some of the extensions to be added to them. It can also lower the centre longest and widest aluminium panels in the world, with of gravity, bringing improved stability to floating structures, superior tolerances and without sacrificing strength. while the lower weight also reduces installation, lifting and transport costs. Aluminium‘s corrosion resistance means considerable further savings through low maintenance Sapa is continuously developing new alloys in a bid to offer requirements, and a considerably longer lifetime than even greater structural strength and corrosion resistance to structures made of carbon steel. yacht builders. The latest is 5083, highly resistant to

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corrosion in a saline environment, and with better weldability and predictable post-weld strength. 5083 extrusions and panels meet the stringent technical requirements for marine structural applications as required by DNV-GL, LR and ABS. With a global research and development network, and team of marine and yacht specialists, Sapa offers unique technical resources. Its ability to produce large profiles and FSW panels with integrated stiffeners is making a major difference to many marine businesses. Such examples include extruded decking profiles up to 320mm-wide, structural profiles with a circumscribing circle diameter up to 290mm, and FSW panels up to 18,000mm-long x 3,500mm-wide. These major innovations make the benefits of aluminium even more valuable in a highly challenging field.

To produce panels, Sapa employs Friction Stir Welding (FSW), which uses a rotating tool to create a homogenous


Revolutionary Material Through pioneering research and development, aluminium specialist Sapa extrudes this remarkable metal specifically to meet the demands of yachting and marine applications. Sapa works with clients to help them create new designs, producing and supplying machined, pre-assembled and finished components to their precise requirements. As well as its design capabilities, aluminium has a lower environmental impact – for example, less fuel consumption due to lighter vessels, less painting or removal of old paint, and easier decommissioning and recycling.

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134m Serene features Sapa’s lightweight aluminium structures.

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Sapa’s techniques enables innovative designs to integrate several functions into one profile.

As well as its design capabilities, aluminium has a lower environmental impact – less fuel consumption, less painting, and easier decommissioning.

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Driving Innovation in ProPulsion FoUNDED IN 1968, AND opERATINg FRoM ITs DEDICATED HEAD oFFICE AND pRoDUCTIoN FACIlITy IN Western Australia, VEEM ltd is a leader in the field of high technology manufacturing of marine propulsion and stabilisation systems.


upplying critical components to the Royal Australian Navy, and manufacturing technically intensive, large stabilisation hydrofoils for superyachts, commercial vessels and fast ferries, VEEM has also revolutionised fixed pitch propeller technology for boats and yachts with their Interceptor propellers. This allows the effective pitch to be altered at any time by a diver, in a matter of minutes, without slipping the vessel.

Pushing Boundaries The VEEM propeller range is designed and manufactured with precision and perfection, delivering exceptional performance every time.

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Having pushed the boundaries of propeller manufacturing innovation for decades, VEEM consistently aims for higher speeds, better fuel economy, and lower noise and vibration â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in turn, driving advances within the marine propulsion market. By redefining the limitations of pattern molding to produce high performance propulsion systems, VEEM has become the leading brand within the marine propulsion industry around the world. Using advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software together with patternless molding, VEEM can warrant propeller performance of every vessel and guarantee

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VEEM gyros offer a genuine step change in performance compared to existing systems. absolute repeatability every time. In addition to achieving speeds in excess of 50 knots, VEEM’s innovative patternless molding techniques enable its team of propulsion design specialists to specify exactly what the vessel needs to meet its specific performance requirements. This means every VEEM propeller is custom designed without manufacturing constraint. These bespoke designs are further supported by decades of real-world experience, in-house CFD and FEA software, and a firstclass team of highly qualified and experienced designers.

Manufactured to Perfection The benefit of VEEM’s truly bespoke integrated design and manufacturing process is that performance and efficiency is always optimised for the specific application. Its propellers are 100% machined by 5-axis CNC machinery to hair thickness accuracy over every square inch, including the boss and high BAR overlapping blade propellers. Each one is S-class as a minimum, while the blades are lustre polished to maximise propulsive efficiency. This level of accuracy means that identical propellers are produced every time, therefore guaranteeing propellers that are perfectly balanced from side to side.

The Era of Stabilisers The same set of VEEM propellers can be optimised for long-range cruising or for flat-out speed, according to the owner’s requirement, but equally as important is the ability to enjoy being aboard while at anchor. Wave motion is one of the few external forces that has the capacity to negatively impact time on board, regardless of the size of vessel, and even the most sheltered harbours can suffer from unpleasant wave induced motion, causing discomfort and seasickness in many. Following six years of research and development, VEEM now offers is clients significant improvements in roll stabilisation thanks to the launch of its VEEM Gyros. The new range offers a genuine step change in performance compared to existing systems and was neatly exemplified when 42.5m aluminium motor yacht Tango, built in 2006 by Oceanfast

Yachts in Western Australia, was fitted with VEEM Profile 1 gyro installation in November 2016. Originally built with traditional Naiad fins, the rolling motion caused by transverse waves proved to be particularly problematic for Tango. Gyro commissioning and sea trials were carried out in the yacht’s normal operating environment of Sydney Harbour, after which several specific improvements in the yacht were noted. These included a more stable swim platform making guest transfer from the tender faster and more comfortable, reduced sloshing in the fore deck pool, and a general reduction in rolling motions making the onboard experience more comfortable. Tango is now reported to be reviewing options for widening its operational area due to the improved comfort in waves.


Combined Understanding VEEM is also one of the only propeller manufacturers in the world that undertakes metal alloying in-house, guaranteeing that all materials are of the highest quality, and diminishing the effects of cavitation on the blades which can hinder performance. It is VEEM’s combined understanding of hydrodynamic design and analysis, advanced foundry methods, machine programming, and integrated design and manufacturing processes that results in its propellers being faster, smoother, more efficient, and able to be effectively re-pitched without lifting the vessel. Its evolution in propeller technology extends propeller performance into applications previously dominated by water-jets, and is a feature of VEEM propellers that is becoming more and more important as engine manufacturers increase power density and shipyards optimise hull designs.

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The Greener the Better RISING TO THE GROWING DEMANDS FOR GREENER ENGINES AND PROPULSION SYSTEMS, PRAXIS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY has brought to market a wide-ranging array of environmental automation specifically designed for the marine industry.

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ounded in 1965 in the Netherlands, Praxis Automation Technology develops, manufactures and delivers innovative automation and navigation equipment for all types of vessels. With its main office in the Netherlands, and branch offices in South Korea, China, Singapore, and Vietnam, it has more than 70 experienced and skilled employees. In recent years, owners and shipyards have been faced with the ever-increasing challenges of environmental and on-board safety requirements. To meet these demands, Praxis, which specialises in innovative automation and navigation equipment, has launched a new concept in the field of environmentally-friendly ship propulsion – Mega-Guard Green Propulsion.

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Environmental Solutions Comprising six different product categories, Mega-Guard Green Propulsion represents the ideal solution for vessels with full electric (battery), diesel electric (generator), serial hybrid (battery and generator), or parallel hybrid (battery and/or generator) propulsion. GreenPod is a highly efficient direct-drive, steerable pod thruster covering a wide range of propulsion applications. Uniquely, GreenPod doesn’t depend on lubrication oil. And GreenMotor is a permanentmagnet motor that is separately available to drive third-party azimuth thrusters and propeller shaft lines. GreenGen is a highly efficient permanent-magnet generator coupled to a variable-speed


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MEET THE WORLD IN AMSTERDAM The SuperYacht Pavilion (SYP) is the only dedicated B2B event for the global superyacht industry. With excellent networking opportunities, a broad range of showcased innovations, the hosting of the Global Superyacht Forum and its location in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, the SYP is an unmissable event for every professional

Taking place as part of the world’s largest marine equipment trade show

in the large yacht industry. SuperYacht Pavilion 2016 exhibitors: 265 METSTRADE Show 2016 Number of visits: 23,700 The SuperYacht Pavilion is an event of METSTRADE, the world’s leading platform for professionals in the marine equipment industry.



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GreenBattery is safe and highly efficient with relatively low weight, small volume and high capacity.

combustion engine that works at maximum efficiency for differing loads. Variable-speed diesel generator sets are available based upon Cummins, Steyr and Hyundai, as well as other diesel engines equipped with GreenGen. GreenBattery is a safe, highly efficient and modular energy storage system with relatively low weight, small volume and high capacity. Multiple GreenBatteries can be mounted in parallel to enable energy storage systems with wideranging capacities. A master battery management system and various safety devices are builtin to guarantee safe energy storage without risk to the surrounding environment. GreenInverter AFE covers applications for electric motor and generator drive, and

includes battery charging with GreenGen generators or with shore power, as well as supporting AC grid generation. GreenInverter is available in power ranges from 100kW to 2.2MW and safety devices are built-in as standard. GreenEMS energy management system provides automatic energy source selection from either the GreenBattery energy banks or GreenGen generator sets. It also controls the charging of GreenBatteries either by GreenGen generator sets or by shore power. And the GreenPCS propulsion control system fully automates the remote control of GreenPod or GreenMotor propulsors from the bridge. In parallel hybrid applications, the combustion propulsion engine is also controlled, while automatic

change over from electric propulsion motor (low speed) to combustion propulsion engine (high speed) is fully supported. Steering functions are also supported for GreenPod and third party steerable thrusters. As with all Mega-Guard products, Mega-Guard Green Propulsion is supported by a worldwide service network and comes with a guaranteed availability of spare parts and a minimum of 20 years’ support. All Mega-Guard products are designed to the highest standards of safety, and are class approved by all major classification societies.


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Function by Design In AprIl 2017, Zuccon InternAtIonAl project And pIcchIottI YAchts unveIled 45m pY herItAge, the fIrst concept project undertAken bY the two compAnIes, marking and the start of a new collaboration that pays tribute to gerhard gilgenast, one of the most important architects to ever work with picchiotti Yachts.


he fruit of extensive research by Zuccon International project, heritage is a highly innovative yacht, with several features that put it in an unconventional niche, both as a classic expedition yacht and a support vessel for perini navi superyachts. translating many style features developed over the years by gilgenast embracing his characteristic style, but interpreting it from a contemporary perspective, its layout leaves most of the main deck free to accommodate two tenders - a nine-meter tender and a sailing boat of the same length in the bow area of the main deck, plus two jet skis. heritage, therefore, acts as a transportation platform, responding to a growing demand from owners and guests for more toys on board. the distinctive interior cross-section has been designed with a floor to ceiling height of three meters on the main deck, as well as an extensive use of glass that further simplifies the relationship with the outside world and merges seamlessly into the interior space.

Dual Purpose Design A dual function motor yacht that can be used both as a classic expedition yacht and as a support vessel for superyachts, its dual purpose defines its design language. the designer has worked to recall the classic and elegance

of the lines for which perini navi and picchiotti Yachts are renowned, while also incorporating an innovative approach to allocate outdoor areas for water toys. the outdoor areas are extremely liveable, and when the tenders are in the water, the bow portion of the main deck also becomes a large lounge area that blends in seamlessly with the interior and the bow cockpit, creating a unique and completely unencumbered space dedicated entirely to entertaining guests. A large owner’s suite with a private terrace is located on the lower deck in the stern area. As this area hasn’t been entirely consumed by the garage, it also serves as a stunning sealevel owner’s terrace. “I can’t help but feel extremely honoured by this new collaboration,” commented architect bernardo Zuccon. “picchiotti doesn’t need any introduction because it has written an important chapter in yachting history, both in Italy and worldwide. setting out along this path is a source of pride for our firm, particularly as we are doing so with a project that is both experimental and extremely fascinating, as well as one that wants to pay tribute to an architect that has made an important contribution to picchiotti Yachts over the years.”


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45m Heritage is both a classic expedition yacht and a support vessel for superyachts.

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The design pays tribute to Gerhard Gilgenast.

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Reducing Emissions Together Photo courtesy of Xeamos

AS THE EFFECTS OF DIESEL FUEL CONTINUE TO MAKE HEADLINES IN the media, the grassroots expertise at XEAMOS is providing solutions to a very real and global problem.


decade ago, Solfic, a renowned solution supplier for marine engine emissions reduction in the Netherlands, initiated an extensive R&D programme to develop exhaust after treatment systems for specific marine and industrial applications. During that time, NPS Diesel established an almost worldwide sales and service network for superyacht generators, and in February 2017, the two companies joined forces to launch a new venture called XEAMOS. Based in the Netherlands, XEAMOS serves superyacht shipyards and owners, as well as

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leading yards in the commercial sector, in the design and supply of IMO Tier III and Class approved SCR systems that reduce the harmful NOx in diesel exhaust gases. Both in-line and compact versions are available to fit in any narrow engine room, and the NOx is reduced by Selective Catalytic Reduction with the addition of a urea (Ad Blue) injection in the exhaust gases.

Driven by Owners Soot-free diesel exhaust gases from generator sets on superyachts are increasingly becoming a common standard. Not initiated by legislative rules, the demand is driven by yacht owners who wish to avoid VIP guests experiencing particulates on deck, greasy deposits in swimming water and the smell of diesel fuel. Reduced NOx in exhaust gases is driven by the IMO Tier III legislation that is mandatory in Emission Control Area’s (ECA’s). The coastal

waters of North America and the Caribbean are designated ECA’s for yachts above 500 GT when the ship’s keel has been laid after 1 January 2016. Further ECA’s are expected to become available soon.

Experts in their Field The expertise within XEAMOS covers all relevant aspects, such as wet exhaust systems, hull penetrations, back pressure control, classification, safety, space constraints and noise and vibration requirements. Ivo van den Berg, Business Manager of Zenoro Premium Generators, comments: “At Zenoro we use customised zero soot and/or dual exhaust after treatment systems in such a way that it can be optimally integrated into our generator sets. By this we are able to offer a one-stopshop principle to our clients in the refit and new build mega yacht markets.” XEAMOS’ solutions include Electrical Zero Soot

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Systems, Fuel Burner Zero Soot Systems, Zero NOx Systems and Dual Exhaust After Treatment Systems for propulsion and generator engines. XEAMOSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; specialties are custom engineered combinations of SCR, DPF and silencer.

Alternative Options Electrically regenerated zero soot systems are available for 4.4 diesel engines with up to a 13-litre swept volume, and the electrical heater can be used for both regeneration and load bank functions. At each zero soot system, an

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automatic safety bypass valve is provided as a standard feature to ensure maximum availability of the generator in the case of unforeseen issues. Fuel burner regenerated zero soot systems are available for diesel engines with a 6 litre-swept volume and above. The innovative XEAMOS burner guarantees reliable regeneration at any engine load, even with sulphur containing fuels, while the optional harbour mode maintains a minimum exhaust gas temperature to ensure optimum HC reduction at low generator loads.

To save space and cost, XEAMOS also offers combinations of zero soot and zero NOx in one reactor/silencer unit or as two separate reactor units. The system is equipped with an electrical heater or a fuel burner to regenerate the diesel particle filters.


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Comfort and Safety at Sea Organised by Peutz – a grOuP Of indePendent architectural and industrial develOPment consultants – the comfort and safety at sea symposium shared the latest insights and future perspectives on design innovations within the shipbuilding industry, alongside contributions from industry worldleaders and research institutes.


aking place in march 2017 at the Worldhotel Wings at rotterdam/the hague airport, the comfort and safety at sea programme focused on improving ship design, and covered topics, such as safeguarding the future of the shipbuilding industry, a look at whether luxury yachts and production vessels face the same challenges, required innovations in the design process, and the core strengths of the maritime industry. speakers from Peutz were joined by guest keynotes from marin, bayards and ulstein who highlighted the developments that have been made in comfort and safety at sea through superior design.

Introduction and Historical Overview ferry Koopmans, ceO of Peutz, introduced the theme of comfort and safety at sea from a historical perspective. ever since man sailed the seas a sense of safety or unsafety has

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developed, as illustrated by 17th century William bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation. examples of the vikings sailing the seas in their open viking ships and capsizing due to instability of the Wasa, and examples of the modern era illustrate developments throughout the ages. Peculiar designs driven by innovation – some more successful than others – have been shown. for example, it took almost a century to find a wider application than the flettner rotor, which was first introduced on the buckau in 1924.

Innovation at the Fore renaud gaudel of edwin van leeuwen (ulstein) tackled the topic of ‘design of a highcomfort class offshore accommodation vessel’, showing how by rearranging the design process, ulstein was able to optimise the structure of an offshore accommodation vessel to improve comfort in a cost-effective way. niels moonen of Peutz highlighted how flow technology is being used to assess the wind

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In recent years, a focus on crew safety and comfort has led to an increased demand for higher comfort class vessels.

loads on a damaged semi-submersible, as well as the wind comfort on the sun deck of a cruise ship. stephan van den akker illustrated how air quality assessments help prevent passengers and crew being exposed to exhaust gases or odour nuisance. Peutz flow technology uses state-of-the-art wind tunnel research and computational fluid dynamics (cfd) calculations to optimise the design. from offshore platforms to luxury yachts, integrating flow technology into the design process has become increasingly important to realise the next level in comfort and safety.

Pushing the Boundaries enrico della valentina and Jorrit-Jan serraris of marin focused on the topic of ‘comfort design extended: from mega yachts to offshore maintenance’. designing large yachts is all about style and comfort, however, design for comfort requires dedicated studies – experiments and/or calculations – to evaluate the relevant motion parameters on board. recent studies have shown that motion is not only governed by the well-known properties of displacement, velocity and acceleration, but also by something called ‘Jerk’, which forms part of a new way of looking at how comfort can be explored: first by defining the ‘operations’, and then by assessing the relevant comfort parameter for the operation. albert hogewoning of bayards highlighted aluminium’s advantages with regards to its material properties and the manufacturing techniques available for innovative design

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solutions. aluminium is used in a wide range of maritime industrial products, from superyachts to offshore platforms, and reducing the weight of a mega yacht superstructure allows for a lower centre of gravity and therefore an enhanced level of comfort. through the use of flow simulation, nautical research and fire safety engineering, innovative products are emerging, such as highly functional wind shields or very light stair tower constructions. some of these developments are almost paradoxical, in that saving weight on the structure, for example, can allow for additional weight in the form of increased safety features, therefore ‘thinking lighter’ can translate to ‘thinking safer’.

Comfort at the Fore gerwin guichelaar and edwin de vries of Peutz, showed how in recent years, a focus on crew safety and comfort has led to an increased demand for higher comfort class vessels. not only are high noise or vibration levels potentially harmful for the crew, excessive levels also affect the quality of sleep and communication on board. a new method for predicting noise and vibration levels allows for structural optimisation by directing vibration energy away from sensitive areas. this results in a more cost-efficient design to meet the required noise and vibration criteria, so reducing the need for end of pipe solutions.


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OUTFITTERS PAGE Beekmans Invests in State-of-the-Art Chemical Toughening Bath

Northern Lights Announces Launch of 30kW Generator

Beekmans, Dutch stainless steel company and a key supplier of glass products to the superyacht industry has financially invested into its own glass toughening bath. The move will enable Beekmans to ensure premium quality, as well as guarantee clients faster delivery times and lower costs. “It is essential that we can continue to deliver the very best products and service to our clients in the superyacht industry,” comments Mike Gilsing, sales manager at Beekmans. “We have therefore decided to make a substantial investment in a chemical toughening bath for our production facility in the Netherlands. This will be custom designed and… give us maximum control over both costs and quality.”

Leading marine power generation and climate control products manufacturer Northern Lights, Inc. has announced the launch of its new 30kW generator sets. The M944W3F unit is USEPA Tier III, reduces passive emissions, and works with a standard engine meaning no additional special tools or spare parts are required. It also features a Partial Flow exhaust after treatment, which means it allows for a compact package with no additional monitoring required.


Lithium Batteries Gain Popularity in Marine Market At only one third of the size of a conventional battery and up to 80% weight saving, lithium batteries are gaining popularity in the marine market, according to Super B. The new rules for naval surveyors and the flags representatives ask for more energy to increase the autonomy of a battery bank, but Super B’s 160Amp/h batteries provide both the certification and the energy needed. The batteries of choice for five of the leading Italian shipyards, Super B and its powerful lithium iron phosphate battery range is fast becoming the go-to battery supplier when it comes to energy storage for board, net or propulsion.


Wild Group launches new cleaning products for superyachts, Designed to be useful on paint, gel, and vinyl wrapped surfaces, the Wild Group has launched a new range of cleaning products specifically for superyachts. The Boatox range of premium yacht care products are designed to clean, restore and protect exterior and interior surfaces. Its formulas, based on nanosurface technology and up-to-date chemical engineering, are reported to outperform competing products for finish and durability. Three multi-finish products are in the range: Everyday Yacht Shampoo, Heavy Duty Cleaner, and Hydrophobic Nanospray. i.


Vanqraft 16 Exceeds Expectations A crossover between a water scooter and a superyacht tender that can transport up to five passengers, the Vanqraft 16 designed by Guido de Groot and Studio Delta combines excellent manoeuvrability, exceptional comfort compared to other water scooters and first-rate technology. Powered by a 200hp Yamaha 1.8L engine with jet propulsion, it can easily achieve 40 knots, while the Veloce version achieves over 50 knots. The Vanqraft 16 also sails in reverse when required, and the jet drive, built flat into the hull, makes it easy to fit into any tender garage. The first scooters will be touring the south of France and the Balearics in June 2017. i.

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MOONEN SHIPYARDS BV Graaf van Solmsweg 52F 5222 BP ’s-Hertogenbosch The Netherlands T +31 (0)73 621 00 94 F +31 (0)73 621 94 60 E I Contact: Emile M.M. Bilterijst Since 1981 Moonen Shipyards has become a world leader in the design and construction of “pocket-size superyachts” between 20 and 45 metres (65 and 150 feet). Moonen builds fully custom and semicustom yachts: a Displacement Series and an Explorer Series, with steel hulls, and a Fast Yacht Series of semidisplacement aluminium yachts, all of exceptional quality. The combination of premium Dutch quality and advanced technology, guided by personal client input and the keen commitment of the Moonen crew, make every Moonen yacht a joy to own and an excellent investment. Owning a Moonen yacht means joining an exclusive club, as we build just three or four yachts each year.

OCEANCO Marineweg 1, 2952 BX Alblasserdam P.O. Box 20, 2950 AA Alblasserdam C100, M60, B35 The Netherlands T +31 (0)78 699 5399 F +31 (0)78 699 5398 E I Contact: Marcel Onkenhout (CEO) Oceanco designs and builds large, luxury, custom superyachts, employing the very highest standards of engineering, planning and craftsmanship allied with the most modern facilities. Oceanco is credited with producing some of the most sophisticated and innovative luxury superyachts in the world. The numerous awards won signify and underscore Oceanco’s commitment to designing and building acclaimed superyachts of exceptional craftsmanship, style and innovation. Oceanco currently has various 85m+ superyachts under various stages of construction.

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CRAMM YACHTING SYSTEMS De Seize 7, 9041 BC Berlikum P.O. Box 510, 8901 BH Leeuwarden The Netherlands T +31 (0)518 461 600 F +31 (0)518 460 802 E I Contact: Paul Boelens Cramm Yachting Systems designs, engineers, develops and produces hydraulic yacht equipment like: boarding ladders, passerelles/ gangways, deck cranes, sliding davits, steering machines, swimming platforms, wing-stations, stern doors and folding bulwarks. Cramm Yachting Systems has its own service department which is a partner for service, maintenance and refit projects. Cramm Yachting Systems is also a dealer for different anchorwinches, stabilizer-systems and bow- and sternthrusters.

DBR BV Lelystraat 53 – NL-3364 AH P.O. Box 1039 – NL-3360 BA Sliedrecht – The Netherlands T +31(0)184 613 200 F +31(0)184 612 654 E I Contact: H.J. Hafkamp DBR BV is the Dutch specialist in Diesel Generator Sets up to 4,000kVA and Pumps for the Super Yacht, Shipping, Dredging, Oil&Gas and Windfarm Industry worldwide. The DBR standard Quality Marine Power (QMP) line are well engineered Generator sets and assembled by DBR in accordance to the applicable Marine IACS Classification Society rules.

Contact: Miranda Driehuizen (CEO) Focusing on the luxury yacht market, DECA’s team of specialists is well versed in the skills needed to operate a yacht at the highest levels of luxury. The DECA team skilfully manages personalities and talents to find the perfect fit. Each potential crew member is interviewed and their references are checked by our team. We strive to make the process as easy as possible for the client. Utilizing personal relationships, technology and global positioning, we provide qualified employees to yacht owners around the globe. Our team consists of highly experienced individuals, with strong backgrounds and hands on experience in the maritime industry. 

GEBHARD ElECTRO Innovatiepark 14, 4906 AA Oosterhout PB 61, 4900 AB Oosterhout The Netherlands T +31 (0)162 452 888 F +31 (0)162 433 761 E I Contact: Ton Versluis / Richard van de Wiel Gebhard Electro is a globally operating company specialised in the design, production, installation and maintenance of electrical systems for the maritime shipping industry. We collaborate with leading shipyards on every continent. Gebhard Electro has been specialised in the high-tech world of shipbuilding since 1946. Our activities vary greatly: from just one specific task to the execution of entire projects or the management and co-ordination of all activities of all participating contractors. From our own facility in China we are in a position to deliver at competitive rates. Gebhard Electro, your one-stopshop for development / engineering / production / installation / repair service

HEINEN & HOPMAN Produktieweg 12 3751 LN Spakenburg Pantone 299 Pantone 354 Black K=100% The Netherlands T +31 (0)33 299 25 00 F +31 (0)33 299 25 99 E I Contact: J.W.E. Hopman Heinen & Hopman Engineering is a world leader in air conditioning, mechanical ventilation,central heating,

Pantone Uncoated (U) voor uncoated papierdrukwerk, zoals visitekaartjes, briefpapier etc.

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refrigeration, sanitary systems, fire protection, environmental systems and air duct cleaning. Founded in 1965, the company is renowned for being an innovator in the design, engineering and installation of customised solutions. We work in four specialist areas: – Superyachts. – Commercial shipping. – Offshore industry. – Navy vessels. Our mission is to ensure that the climate ‘indoors’ will perfectly meet the needs of people and products alike, whatever the weather outside. Heinen & Hopman offers a worldwide, 24/7 service via a network of subsidiaries and sales centres.

TOuwFABRIEk lANGMAN BV / lANGMANROPES.COM Beurtschipper 26-28 NL-3861 SC NIJKERK The Netherlands T +31 (0)33 246 19 86 E I Contact: Jan E.M. Langman Under the name LangmanRopes we supply a wide range of quality ropes made from natural or synthetic yarns. The development, manufacturing and processing of ropes has been our profession and our passion since 1638. For the Superyacht Industry we produce high quality mooringlines which can be supplied with leather protected eyes.

MARu wATERSPORT & INDuSTRIE Uiterweg 302 B 1431 AW Aalsmeer the Netherlands Contact: Margreet Elfring T +31 (0)297 363 009 E I FENDER – FENDERHOOKS – TRANSOMFENDER For superyachts we have the brands: AERE – MEGAFEND – POLYFORM Maru has also other deck-equipment: covers, mooring-lines and boathooks, etc. We deliver to all super-yacht builders in the Netherlands. Dutch Quality and service PRODUCTS FOR PROFESSIONALS!

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MTU FrIedrIchShaFen GMbh 88040 Friedrichshafen Germany T +49 7541 90 7003 F +49 7541 90 7081 e I MTU diesel engines and drive systems are used in commercial, military and governmental vessels, as well as in yachts. Its product portfolio for yachts comprises engines and propulsion systems delivering power outputs of 466 to 10,000 kilowatts. They power series-built and displacement yachts as well as mega-yachts. They are complemented by standardized automation systems for monitoring and control of the propulsion plant. Completing the product portfolio is MTU ValueCare service support at over 1,200 locations around the world. Service includes engine maintenance, spare parts supply, and remanufacturing of engine components and complete drive systems.

nIcOVerKen MarIne SerVIceS b.V. Algerastraat 20 3125 BS Schiedam, The Netherlands T +31 (0)10 238 0999 F +31 (0)10 238 0988 e I contact: Jacco Vermunt Distributor, 24/7 service & spare parts agent of marine equipment. In our programme there are stainless steel marine pipes and drains, filtration, anti-fouling & cathodic protection, reverse osmosis desalinators (water makers), wastewater treatment, vacuum sanitary systems for yachts, deck equipment (doors & hatches) and watertight sliding door systems. Our Ship Repair department is specialised in the overhaul of all types of main and auxiliary engines, including attachments i.e. governors, turbochargers, fuel equipment and the sales of spare parts and engines. We are capable of crankshaft grinding. Our service is 24/7 worldwide!

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contact: Cristina Moisa Opacmare designs and produces accessories for the nautical market with a high level of quality and innovation. We are developing products (standard or customized) and services able to meet the needs and the requirements of our customers, the most important shipyards in the World.

pIenInG prOpeller Am Altendeich 83 D-25348 Glueckstadt, Germany T +49 (0)4124 9168-0 F +49 (0)4124 3716 e I contact: Mathias Pein Noise reduction relies upon the quiet operation of a yacht´s propulsion system. Piening Propeller fulfils its briefs in: Consideration of all hydrodynamic aspects during the design and an accurate manufacturing of propellers and shafts. The company is approved by all common classification societies. Repairs and adjustments of propellers are done with the same care as new builds. Piening Propellers scope of supply includes: Propellers from 500 mm upwards Shafts up to a several length of 12,000 mm Sterntubes with sealings and bearings Gearboxes type ZF


SchaFFran prOpeller + SerVIce GMbh Bei der Gasanstalt 6-8 D-23560 Lübeck – Germany T +49 (0)451 58323-0 F +49 (0)451 58323-23 e I contact: Matthias Eckert Designing and manufacturing of custom made propellers, complete shaft installations as well as hydraulically operated controllable pitch propellers. Particular emphasis is being put on high efficiency with low fuel consumption as well as the minimisation of noise and vibration for all ship propulsion systems. Schaffran is approved by all common classification societies. Range of products: – Fixed pitch propellers acc. ISO 484 class ‘S’ or class ‘I’ – Controllable pitch propellers acc. ISO 484 class ‘S’ or class ‘I’

– Propeller- and intermediate shafts up to a length of 16 m – Stern tubes with sealings & bearings – Shaft brackets, Nozzles – Repair-, assembly- and spare part service

WInel b.V. P.O. Box 70, 9400 AB Assen The Netherlands T +31 (0)592 366 060 F +31 (0)592 312 392 e I contact: Bert Knijp Winel is a major supplier to the large yachts market, offering a wide range of unique premium quality shell doors, platforms, pantographic doors, transom doors, bulwark doors, hatches and watertight doors. For these custom made masterpieces we use proven concepts as the basis, coupled with smart technical solutions to optimize our products. Wishes of our customers can be incorporated without compromise.

G.J.WOrTelbOer Jr. b.V. Quarantaineweg 5, 3089 KP Rotterdam P.O. Box 5003, 3008 AA Rotterdam Harbournr: 2637 The Netherlands T +31 (0)10 429 2222 F +31 (0)10 429 6459 e I Yachts are always a real treat to look at and the anchors and the chain cables should look fantastic as well.

Wortelboer supplies chain cables and anchors to yacht builders all over the world. Our super mirror-polished stainless-steel anchors, as well as our hot-dip galvanized anchors and chain cables (both short link and stud link) can be found on countless yachts. All our materials are approved by any of the well-known class societies such as LRS, BV, RINA, DNV/GL, ABS and RMRS.Should you wish to hide the anchor from view, we are also able to deliver stainless-steel pockets and bottom plates. Come to Wortelboer and you can be certain that the anchors and chains will be the perfect finishing touch for your yacht.


helIOS lUbeOIl Louis-Krages-St. 32 D-28237 Bremen, Germany T +49 421 2233681 e mail@superyachtlube.con e I I I Lubricant supplier, lubeoil surveys for new build and refit. Owners, shipyards, management and crew assistance. Oil sampling monitoring and a lot brand lubricants available in Europe, e.g. South France, Spain, Germany and US. MTU named approvals as well as other manufacutrer specification. In Germany AGO and MGO physical supplier, duty free possible. Bulk supply by RTW and packed lubes will be delivered on individual request. Own large storage will make shipping easy. Save costs, fuel and resources with latest lubricant technology. Extent DPF and oil change interval. helios lubeoil is in the position to provide you with most kinds of lubricants. Start today and be prepared for tomorrow.

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WORD ON THE SEA Photo courtesy of Palma Superyacht Show / Stuart Pearce

SuperYacht Industry’s Marco Geels

Photo courtesy of Palma Superyacht Show / Stuart Pearce

2017 boat shows on track for record year The Palma Superyacht Show, which concluded on 2nd May, saw an eclectic mix of visitors overawed by the huge variety of superyachts on display. But while some of the world’s most celebrated vessels were naturally a hot topic, the 60 exhibitors were also a big part of the attraction. Aside from (mostly) returning exhibitors, this edition also welcomed a number of first-time participants. A third of the show’s exhibitors were located in this year’s inaugural Refit & Repair area. This new B2B section was centred around yachting’s professionals, and was well received by both visitors and participants alike. Since its debut in 2013, the Palma Superyacht Show has gone from good to worldclass, exemplified by the annual increase in its quality of participating yachts and exhibitors. This year’s fifth event will prove a hard act to follow in 2018, but we’re confident the show’s organisers, loyal exhibitors and collaborators will succeed in raising the bar for our next edition. And over in Barcelona, participating yachts gathered for the very first MYBA Charter Show to be held at OneOcean Port Vell. Around 56 yachts attended, which translates into two very impressive totals: 2437.9 linear metres and 29,000 gross tonnes. There were 554 crew members who worked hard to ensure the success of the show, as well as

495 brokers and charter managers in attendance all of whom inspected and appraised the yachts on display. A total of 107 exhibitors showcased the finest ancillary services on the market, and 25 sponsors expressed their support. Come September, the superyacht show season kicks off again commencing with the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival from 12 to 17 September, followed by the Monaco Yacht Show on 27 to 30 September. And in November, the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in Miami is swiftly followed by METS in Amsterdam. In the interim, a host of shipyards are quietly busying away on the next superyachts set to be unveiled at the upcoming shows. Only last month we were stood in the dry dock of Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts as it presented 50m motor yacht Home (formerly Project Nova), the world’s first fast displacement hull form with hybrid propulsion, meaning she is one of the quietest on the oceans, offering the ultimate luxury: a silent cruising mode. With a new breed of superyachts launching on the horizon, the next wave of shows are set to make for exciting times – we look forward to seeing you there!

Since its debut in 2013, the Palma Superyacht Show has gone from good to world-class.

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Rendering of the trimaran superyacht that will be entering service in the first quarter of 2018.

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Aluminium is an ideal material for a wide range of designs as it keeps weight down and produces a high-quality surface finish. Just one third the weight of steel, yet strong and highly corrosion resistant, it is perfect for use in yachting and marine applications. Aluminium specialist Sapa extrudes lightweight, sustainable components for practically any marine or yachting use.

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TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS SCHOTTEL provides low-noise and low-vibration thrusters for the highest level of comfort.


The largest trimaran superyacht worldwide is under construction at the Australian superyacht yard Echo Yachts. It will be equipped with one SCHOTTEL Rim Thruster Type SRT 800 (200 KW) in the bow and two SCHOTTEL Pump Jets Type SPJ 57 RD (200 kW each) in the stern.

SPJ Photo courtesy of Heesen Yachts

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